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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 5, 2011 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

The Beatles broke up in 1969 an exhausted, fractured and embittered group of former friends, rivalries and resentments having torn apart the most brilliant and famous musical partnership of the 20th century. Eventually, though, relationships began to mend in the 1970s, and had tragedy not struck, Paul McCartney says the band would have reunited.

“If John and George were still here it’s highly likely we would’ve had a Beatles ­reunion. I think we would’ve mellowed to the point where we would’ve said, ‘Come on, let’s do it,'" he says in a new interview (via The Daily Express). “The thing was whenever we got ­together, no matter if we were arguing, we played great. We knew each other so well; we read each other. So if Ringo would speed up a little bit, we all would speed up. So we were like hands in a glove... It would’ve been great, but I’m not a great believer in ‘What if?’ You can’t do it, but I suppose it’s nice to speculate.”

Following the breakup, the members of the band often made cameos on each other's albums, especially Ringo's, but Lennon and McCartney, the legendary partnership turned rivals following the breakup, never collaborated on new material. The last time they played together was during a legendary jam session that took place amidst Lennon's "lost weekend" spent in California; the recording session became known as "A Toot and a Snore in '74."

McCartney also describes the time that he and Lennon, sitting together and watching "Saturday Night Live" in 1976, nearly answered Lorne Michaels' call for them to reunite on live television, but decided not to, since it "would’ve been work and we were having a night off."

Just this past weekend, McCartney posed with Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow with whom he has often bickered, on the red carpet at the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary on George Harrison.

For more, click over to The Daily Express. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/05/paul-mccartney-the-beatles-reunion_n_995826.html

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Poster: reviewr Date: Oct 7, 2011 9:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

I saw Larry King interview Eric Clapton a few years ago. Larry asked about Eric's involvement with the "White Album". Eric said something like "George was my friend, and needed some help against THE BIG GUYS".

I think Paul has a pretty face and is well polished - easy to believe. But, he is a dick. So was John.

You can't really trust what he says.

Lots of power struggles in that band. Makes me wonder about the egos in the GD. Jerry seems nice, but who knows?

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 7, 2011 9:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

Didn't Jerry once punch Phil down a flight of stairs, or did I read that about someone else?

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Poster: reviewr Date: Oct 7, 2011 9:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

I read that too, but not sure how accurate it is. I kind of think it refers to the March '69 shows in San Fran.?!?

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 5, 2011 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

When George was still alive, I'd hoped the 3 remaining Beatles would have reunited with Julian Lennon covering his dad. Alas! my emails to them were all in vain

This post was modified by rastamon on 2011-10-05 16:11:29

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Oct 5, 2011 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

It would have been nice to see that reunion with Julian at Live Aid

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 5, 2011 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

I live by the river....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGf82oCyLEo

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 5, 2011 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

new george harrison documentary on tonight. looks interesting. i think i'll check it out.

yea, definitely gonna watch this. directed by scorsese

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-10-06 00:56:00

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Poster: toad68 Date: Oct 7, 2011 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

Yeah, my feeling is that there would have been a Beatles reunion in the late 80s or 90s if John hadn't been murdered. It stinks that Mark David Chapman robbed us of that.

But then the reunion might not have been up to our expectations. Living up to their own legend would have been difficult if not impossible. Maybe they could have pulled it off, maybe not. Alas, we'll never know.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 7, 2011 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

They should have done it when Lorne Michaels was offering the cash - supposedly they thought about doing it.

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Poster: toad68 Date: Oct 7, 2011 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

I often imagine what a Beatle reunion would have been like. I like to imagine they'd include some early rockers--Twist and Shout for example, played with the same passion and fire captured on "Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl." As a kid I wore that record out.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 7, 2011 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

http://vimeo.com/19569910

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 5, 2011 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

saw julian at the warfield.....quite a nice show!!

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Oct 5, 2011 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles Reunion: Paul McCartney Says It Would Have Happened

FUCK Mark David Chapman and FUCK cancer

Would have loved to have seen that happen.